Emergency crews locate woman on Sidmouth seafront

Sidmouth Lifeboat was put on standby at the incident on Sidmouth seafront last night (August 2).

Sidmouth Lifeboat was put on standby at the incident on Sidmouth seafront last night (August 2). - Credit: Archant

Emergency crews were dispatched to Sidmouth seafront in stormy conditions last night (August 2) after concerns were raised about a woman’s welfare.

The call came in at 8.50pm and a police spokeswoman said the force helicopter was called but it was unable to attend due to the weather conditions.

Sidmouth Lifeboat was about to launch in ‘extremely challenging’ conditions but was put on standby.

Police officers located the woman at about 9.30pm and she was left in the care of healthcare professionals.

A Sidmouth Lifeboat spokesman said: “As the rig was exiting the boathouse ready to launch in what would have been extremely challenging conditions, with large waves, breaking surf and increasing darkness, Solent Coastguard asked the lifeboat to stand by.


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“A team was also made ready with the surf rescue system and searchlights to assist from the shore.

“Incident then thankfully confirmed resolved and lifeboat crew stood down.”

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Beer Coastguard was also paged but was stood down en route.

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